Martin Boetz has enjoyed a successful career within Australia’s food scene as both a chef and now as the owner and founder of Cooks Co-op. Martin’s individual take on modern Asian cuisine, driven by Chinese influences within traditional Thai food, redefined this cuisine within Australia, most recently through his role as Executive Chef at Longrain Sydney and Melbourne. Through his fresh and unique approach he achieved a high level of respect amongst his customers and his peers.
Martin’s food has always been produce driven and after an extensive career in the kitchen, he decided to pursue his long-held passion for quality produce. About two years ago Martin opened Cooks Co-op and began providing locally grown and sourced produce to some of Sydney's best restaurants. The business continues to grow as Martin’s vision of chefs having influence and control over their produce from seedling right through to the diners experience comes to life. Cooks Co-op also provides produce boxes to home cooks and Martin continues to collaborate with some of Sydney’s best chefs in one off events as well as hosting private functions in the Cooks Co-op shed.